Quilting Jane and Other Projects

Aren’t children wonderful? I don’t understand children who won’t help their parents with technology they don’t understand. As parents, we’ve helped our children, now they’re able to return the assistance. And I’m posting again. Thanks Son #2!

IMG_0103The center applique block for the Wilfred and Cloves quilt is completed and I’m very pleased with how she turned out! I’ve never appliqued a layered flower before. She’ll hang on my display wall until I get around to piecing the rest of the quilt, perhaps next spring sometime?

IMG_0110Approximately 5 years ago, I bought this book, A Baltimore Album by Marsha D. Radtke (The Pastor’s Attic Quilt) with the intentions of making this quilt someday. Most Baltimore Albums are made with poison green and red fabrics with a little yellow thrown IMG_0117in. I like those colors when I see them in other people’s quilts, but I just couldn’t bring myself to use those colors for my quilt. At the October Inspiration Club at the Pumpkinvine Quilt Shop, they had a display of Mayfield fabrics in red, black and beige. I really liked they way they blended and so my Baltimore Album quilt is going to be made with reds, black and beige/cream. The background fabric is the cream with white dots. It feels good to have finally made the decision as to the fabrics I want to use and it feels even better to have started the applique and have a finished block to show you.

I’ve been keeping up with quilting Jane and I’ve completed several rows since the last post.

First is the top triangle border and the corner kite blocks.



Top left corner kite.






Top row triangles 1, 2 and 3.




Top row triangles 4, 5 and 6.




Top row triangles 7, 8 and 9.




Top row triangles 10, 11 and 12.



Top row triangle 13 and the top right corner kite. Just for fun, I added another white with blue fabric to the triangle and I appliqued a circle instead of the oval that Jane had.

Row A has also been quilted. Now remember, when I sewed the left side triangles together, I reversed the placement so the top triangle 1 is on the bottom of the row and the bottom triangle 13 is on the top.



Left side triangle 13. I appliqued circles instead of ovals.



Row A blocks 1, 2 and 3.


IMG_0114Row A blocks 4, 5 and 6.


IMG_0113Row A blocks 7, 8 and 9.


IMG_0112Row A blocks 10, 11 and 12.


IMG_0111Row A block 13 and the right side triangle 1.

I think you all are caught up now with what I’ve been doing for the past several weeks. Linking to Esther’s Wednesday WowKathy’s Slow Sunday StitchingQuilting is More Fun than Housework, Love, Laugh, Quilt, Patchwork TimesCooking Up Quilts and Quilt Story.


20 thoughts on “Quilting Jane and Other Projects

  1. So good to see you up and running again. I love to follow your quilting on DJ. The Center block is really stunning. I also love your color choices for the Baltimore Album quilt. I think I have that book also, along with a multitude of other books and patterns.
    Cudo’s for No. 2 Son.

  2. Your quilting is coming along beautifully.
    I think your Baltimore album quilt will be very nice in red, black and beige/cream. Traditional but with your own twist! Your layered flower applique looks great too! Glad you are back to posting – it’s a post full of beauty altogether 🙂

  3. Oh I agree picking the fabrics was the hardest for me when I did my first large applique project. So glad you followed your heart, so many do not and than regret their decision. Looking forward to watching your project grow

  4. That center block is beautiful. I love that you are switching up the traditional colors of the Baltimore album quilt. We must make it our own. Red, black and cream are a pretty combination. I will enjoy watching this quilt grow. Jane is looking beautiful. I love the quilting.

  5. Gretchen I’m just in awe of your skill! Your album block is so smooth and the floral block just takes my breath away. As ever DJ is coming along splendidly, you must feel excited seeing your progress 🙂

  6. Thank you for putting the name of the book in this post. I have looked for it everywhere under the name Pastor’s Attic and could only find the 2011 winner at Pigeon Forge. I’m so glad to know the book, and have now ordered it from Amazon. I wish you were still on WP! Blogger hates me … and the feeling is mutual. LOL

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